Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tabby Tuesday

This week we have a very special Tabby Tuesday. Mommy was going through her old pictures and found a picture of a very special kitty. Here she is:
Mommy says this picture is over 25 years old so that is why the quality is so bad (can you kitties believe they did not have digital flashy boxes way back then?). No, its not Fagin in this picture but another special kitty. Her name is Toby and she was Mommy's first ever kitty. Mommy got her when she was only 4 years old (younger than Samwise is now). She was often called "Bobo" as her nickname and was a very sweet if not very bright kitty. Toby was also the first tabby kitty Mommy ever had and she says that Fagin is only the second classically colored tabby that she ever had (Dante is the only orange tabby she ever had). Bobo lived a very long life and went to the Bridge when Mommy was 21.

Toby's trip to the Rainbow Bridge is a great story too. In the last years of her life, Toby wanted to go outside so Mommy and our grandbeans let her. She never left the fenced backyard and had her two woofies to protect her. She never came inside and lived happily in the yard. One day, when Toby was very old she did something she had not done in years - she asked to come inside. Mommy and the Grandbeans knew she was very old and sick and that she would soon go to the Bridge. Toby knew too because after she came in she stayed inside for two whole weeks and made it a point to sleep on everyone at least once. Then one night, Toby demanded to go outside. The next day Grandpa found her in the front yard (where she had not been in years) curled up under her favorite tree. Grandpa thought she was sleeping but when he got closer, he realized she had gone to the front yard on purpose so she could have her last moments on earth in her favorite place. It was truly a beautiful passing.

Mommy has lots of great memories about Toby and when our grandbeans and aunt and uncle came to our house last Saturday to help celeybrate Daddy's BD, she showed them this picture and they spents lots of time remembering Toby. Mommy says that she still loves her and knows that one day she will see her again and she will love to hear her purr again!! Happy Tabby Tuesday everyone!!

13 comments:

DEBRA said...

Captain Jack
That was a very moving story about Toby the tabby! We are so glad you shared this with us. Toby sounded like a truly wonderful kitty companion...

Purrs and Headbumpies
Your devoted lady love
Miss Boo

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi! I just wanted to stop by and see you all. It has been a while since I got to visit!

What a lovely story about Toby. He sounds like he was purrfection!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Oh, we loved the story about Toby! Thank you for telling us about her!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Wow Toby certainly had a wonderful life! That is such a sweet story of her crossing to the Bridge.

Chase

The Meezers said...

oh wow, what a wonderful story!!! Toby was a beautiful girl!


FAGIN!!!! PLAY AND DANCE AND PLAY!!!! NOW!!! COME OFUR!!! - Billy

Tybalt said...

Awwww, what a lovely story about Toby. Purrrrrrrrrs.

Christine and FAZ said...

What a wonderful story about Toby she sounded like a characterful and loving cat, thank you for sharing this with us. FAZ

PB 'n J said...

Aw, that's a nice story. One of Mommy's first kitties preferred to be outside but came inside in her final days too. It's nice to know that they want to be with their family in the last days.

Shadow / Molly said...

The Moms eyes leaked a little when she read how Toby wented in the front yard tree.

Toby sounds like she was a furry good furry to has around.

Jimmy Joe said...

Those are wonderful memories of Toby, buddies. She sounds like a very smart tabby girl, I think. I am sorry that your family lost your beloved Buck doggie.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Sweet Praline said...

What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Camie's Kitties said...

Toby looks like she iwas a wonderful friend to your mommy. Our mommy had a kitty named Toby also. He was one of the ones who came right before.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

PS - we were sorry to hear about your grammy's and grampa's woofie. We will be purring for them.

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

What a wonderful story about Toby. It sounds like she was a very special kitty. Thank you for sharing.